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Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

I wish.

I wish.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

My parents’ joint burn rate with home care in NYC...

My parents’ joint burn rate with home care in NYC was roughly 300,000/yr and it still sucked and gave my brother PTSD.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Itís a few years of long-term care, is what it is.

Itís a few years of long-term care, is what it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Had to or could?

Had to or could?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Time to start, time elapsed, boat speed, speed...

Time to start, time elapsed, boat speed, speed over ground, compass heading, course over ground, waypoint distance, waypoint bearing, velocity made good, distance to starting line, true wind speed,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

That concept was big in sailing for a while....

That concept was big in sailing for a while. Never saw anyone using them, but they don't let me near the fast boats.

I am, however, considering a cheap pair of cycling glasses with near inserts...
08-02-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,036
Posted By MoAlpha

I should have written “intensity” for the ride...

I should have written “intensity” for the ride because that’s what we were discussing. If anything, I was using an underestimate of my FTP. I understand the difference between average power and NP.
08-02-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,036
Posted By MoAlpha

You may well be right and I’m certainly not...

You may well be right and I’m certainly not claiming that I’m fast or that this was any sort of great ride. The only reason I brought it up was that I didn’t really need to fuel much for it. If we...
08-02-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,036
Posted By MoAlpha

We are talking intensity, right? ...

We are talking intensity, right?


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There’s a few...
08-02-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,036
Posted By MoAlpha

Three words: NFW! Iíd rather give birth.

Three words: NFW! Iíd rather give birth.
08-02-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,036
Posted By MoAlpha

I am happy on hills and kj are kj, regardless of...

I am happy on hills and kj are kj, regardless of how you put them out. Always prepared to be wrong, though, especially if it means I have an awesomer FTP. TSS for this ride came in at 249, which...
08-02-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,036
Posted By MoAlpha

Remember I said “average.” This was a small-group...

Remember I said “average.” This was a small-group thrash over rolling terrain with lots of Z5-7 and opportunity to recover. I could never do 3 hrs steady in Z4.
08-02-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,036
Posted By MoAlpha

Nah. I am a stringy little 65 yo weakling trying...

Nah. I am a stringy little 65 yo weakling trying to keep up with far better riders. FTP is based on data from earlier in the season, so effort might be slightly overestimated. I do seem to have a...
08-02-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,036
Posted By MoAlpha

Saturday I rode 3 hrs 17 min moving time at an...

Saturday I rode 3 hrs 17 min moving time at an average of 87% of FTP. I had a shot of whey protein for breakfast before the ride and ate a Clif bar at a stop for no real reason. 2159 nominal...
08-02-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,036
Posted By MoAlpha

This has been doctrine in US health care for...

This has been doctrine in US health care for years.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, they seem cheap if youíve been paying...

Yeah, they seem cheap if youíve been paying market rate. I am a uniformed services retiree and was paying about 500 bucks a year for the Hopkins Tricare plan. I now go into Tricare for Life so...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

I did. And expensive it is too, but no more PPO...

I did. And expensive it is too, but no more PPO concerns.



Thank you. As you may know, it starts first of the birthday month.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Whoa! I tossed my health insurance card...

Whoa!

I tossed my health insurance card today.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Itís slow and makes the landing from the hurdle...

Itís slow and makes the landing from the hurdle harder.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

My gizmos tell me I have to engulf about 4900...

My gizmos tell me I have to engulf about 4900 calories to make up for today’s energy expenditures. Not happening and this, I tell myself, is why I don’t ride the big distances.

Perhaps if I ate...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

And how long did it take them to realize this and...

And how long did it take them to realize this and think of telling you?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Donít trigger me, man!

Donít trigger me, man!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

There are always exceptions.

There are always exceptions.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Dang! That takes me back to second year of...

Dang! That takes me back to second year of medical school.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Today's bike shops are not "serious"...

Today's bike shops are not "serious" businesses.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

No, just two lengths of housing liner with a...

No, just two lengths of housing liner with a break at the BB. I'm talking about changing cables, not running them de novo.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

I'm getting pretty slick at running new...

I'm getting pretty slick at running new derailleur cables all up in my plastic bike frame. I'll get it down to five minutes by the time I buy bike with electronical shifting.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Okay, hot and heavy.

Okay, hot and heavy.
07-30-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,036
Posted By MoAlpha

The answer to substance dependence is simple:...

The answer to substance dependence is simple: Just stop using the stuff and live normally for the rest of your life.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Hot.

Hot.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

I have heard that prediction fro several experts...

I have heard that prediction fro several experts and not-so-experts.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Good lord, no!

Good lord, no!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

If my kid did it, I'd watch.

If my kid did it, I'd watch.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Had a roommate in college who threw jav. ...

Had a roommate in college who threw jav. Definitely not an everyday life thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Iíd rather read the paper than watch synchronized...

Iíd rather read the paper than watch synchronized anything. Both road races were pretty good.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 795
Posted By MoAlpha

Nice chart, but whatís on the y-axis: km to 0.5%...

Nice chart, but whatís on the y-axis: km to 0.5% wear or cost per 10,000 km?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Talk about diminishing returns!

Talk about diminishing returns!
07-28-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,011
Posted By MoAlpha

What makes you think your inability to develop...

What makes you think your inability to develop short-interval power in the morning is a metabolic issue related to food intake? Seems like a leap to me. All kinds of performance parameters vary...
07-28-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,036
Posted By MoAlpha

Yep. Iím almost 65, slower than many old crumbs I...

Yep. Iím almost 65, slower than many old crumbs I ride with, and my last steady 30 min power number was well over 200 W, recorded during a Zwift TT in March! Thatís only a little over 3 W/kg for me....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, okay. If I ate the crap you guys live on… ...

Yeah, okay. If I ate the crap you guys live on…

https://youtu.be/wVbDKB1TtEQ
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 795
Posted By MoAlpha

Since chains are a wear item, are easily...

Since chains are a wear item, are easily replaced, vary widely in price, and are made from steel, which can be recycled cheaply, it is not automatically true that the ďhighest qualityĒ or longest...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Statistically yes, but I don't think I'm at that...

Statistically yes, but I don't think I'm at that level yet and I am avoiding lots of morbidity with the preserved insulin sensitivity and healthy blood pressure which go with being skinny and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Well, they're definitely not into my veins and...

Well, they're definitely not into my veins and tendons, especially LSS. I am under orders to gain weight and I've been lifting my tiny weights and pounding the whey powder, but to little effect.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Not much fat, but lots and lots of non-useful...

Not much fat, but lots and lots of non-useful muscle.


Giants, Eagles, and Bengals, apparently.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Looked up a guy who showed up for this morning's...

Looked up a guy who showed up for this morning's group ride and it turns out he played 11 seasons in the NFL. Very nice man, but could not hang on the hills.
07-26-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,510
Posted By MoAlpha

If you have to run conduit and are worried about...

If you have to run conduit and are worried about weight, use this stuff instead of actual housing. It's also great for reducing friction, e.g., at under-BB guides.

...
07-26-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,510
Posted By MoAlpha

Okay, a new data point for me. I have a 7800...

Okay, a new data point for me. I have a 7800 bike, a 6800 hydro bike, and a 5800 bike with those huge ugly 505 hydro levers. I break cables on the 6800 bike (when I neglect to replace them annually)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By MoAlpha

Goop “flexible adhesive.” If all else fails, 3M...

Goop “flexible adhesive.” If all else fails, 3M 5200.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 37,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Hard (for me) and hilly group thrash today. The...

Hard (for me) and hilly group thrash today. The exhaustometer on my watch has been redlined all day.
07-24-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By MoAlpha

Let us know if you find comparable gear made...

Let us know if you find comparable gear made domestically. Iíd pay a few extra bucks for it.
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